Throughout your life you are given the opportunity to choose friends. This process started way back as a child growing up and it continues throughout your journey here on this earth. You must not only learn how to choose a godly friend, but you must also learn how to be a godly friend. So…what is a godly friend? The Bible declares that a friend will not be a gossip (Proverbs 16:28), he will not reveal personal things unnecessarily (Proverbs 17:9), and he will stand with you through thick and thin (Proverbs 17:17). A godly friend will tell you the truth, because he is your friend – and sometimes that hurts, but it is needful! Proverbs 27:6 says, “Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.” One more truth about a godly friend is that he will always lead you to live in submission to the Word of God. In other words, a godly friend will not press you to do something that God condemns in His Word; like: rebel against authority, lie about your time sheet, or mislead a client. All these truths are helpful; however, they are not at the root of a godly friend. These things are mere blooms of the true root. The root of being a godly friend is your heart. The solution is not simply changing your words and actions. The solution is found in a change of heart! Join us this Sunday and pursue the best relationship of them all — a relationship with Jesus Christ that brings a change of heart.
I’ll be looking for you this Sunday…Living one step at a time,
Pastor Gary Holloway